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Thursday, 10 October 2013

Such a Rush by Jennifer Echols


A sexy and poignant romantic tale of a young daredevil pilot caught between two brothers.
When I was fourteen, I made a decision. If I was doomed to live in a trailer park next to an airport, I could complain about the smell of the jet fuel like my mom, I could drink myself to death over the noise like everybody else, or I could learn to fly.


Heaven Beach, South Carolina, is anything but, if you live at the low-rent end of town. All her life, Leah Jones has been the grown-up in her family, while her mother moves from boyfriend to boyfriend, letting any available money slip out of her hands. At school, they may diss Leah as trash, but she’s the one who negotiates with the landlord when the rent’s not paid. At fourteen, she’s the one who gets a job at the nearby airstrip.

But there’s one way Leah can escape reality. Saving every penny she can, she begs quiet Mr. Hall, who runs an aerial banner-advertising business at the airstrip and also offers flight lessons, to take her up just once. Leaving the trailer park far beneath her and swooping out over the sea is a rush greater than anything she’s ever experienced, and when Mr. Hall offers to give her cut-rate flight lessons, she feels ready to touch the sky.

By the time she’s a high school senior, Leah has become a good enough pilot that Mr. Hall offers her a job flying a banner plane. It seems like a dream come true . . . but turns out to be just as fleeting as any dream. Mr. Hall dies suddenly, leaving everything he owned in the hands of his teenage sons: golden boy Alec and adrenaline junkie Grayson. And they’re determined to keep the banner planes flying.

Though Leah has crushed on Grayson for years, she’s leery of getting involved in what now seems like a doomed business—until Grayson betrays her by digging up her most damning secret. Holding it over her head, he forces her to fly for secret reasons of his own, reasons involving Alec. Now Leah finds herself drawn into a battle between brothers—and the consequences could be deadly.

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I think I'm too ummm underage to read these type of books because the content is way too mature. Those scenes. Argh. I'm suspecting Fifty Shades of Grey is 10 times worse.

Did I like this book? Yes and no. More on no.

Why more on no?

Because I hated everybody in the book. Not kidding.

Why did you hate'em?

Simple. They acted... Sorry, I can't use cuss words but whatever dirty words that's popping into your mind right now, they are those.

Huh?! How can you not like that hunk Grayson?

Firstly, he is described as some 60s hard bodied surfer dude which is so not my type. Plus, if you've read the synopsis, you'll know that that guy practically forced the MC to date his brother. Some guy he is. I don't care if it's good for Alex, you just have to let your brother make his own choice. After all, he's the same age as you!

What about Alex? He's not so bad as the others, right? He's the golden boy!

Hmmphh. Alex. I've got nothing to say except that he left me an impression of a dumb boy. I don't know why, but that's what I think of him as. 

Mollie?

Gah. Her? What's there to talk about except that she's Leah's best friend?

Leah?

Dear me, she has sort of typical YA parent which means the parents magically disappears or doesn't care a d*mn for them. She got the second one. Her mother had her when she was just a teen which makes her father too, a teen. And even when Leah's already eighteen, her mother should be more mature but no. She still behaves like a childish girl. Oh my. How many bfs her mother has is a complete mystery.

The plot?

Oh... The plot. When it has finally revealed the reason why Grayson forced the MC to date his brother, I was all what-that-is-not-all-that-a-big-deal. Maybe I'm hard-hearted or whatever, I just didn't find the reason... that serious. Yep, no biggie.

Overall?

Okay... Didn't left a very big impression but it's still 'passable' for a book. If you're looking for those kind of 'hot' books— you know what kind I'm talking about, right?—you could read this. Those scenes, urgh, I had to shun my eyes away from them. 

3/5 Stars
 
Violette

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